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Agencies Seeking Management, Engineering, Security Specialists

Departments with active recruitments in these areas include the Financial Information System for California, Covered California, the Office of Systems Integration and the Department of Water Resources.

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State agencies are recruiting for some specialized positions in management, engineering and cyber defense.

The Financial Information System for California (FI$Cal) is recruiting for an Enterprise Integration Services section chief (IT manager I) to oversee a staff of IT specialists who are responsible for “assignments and projects with varying levels of complexity, within the scope of maintenance and support of Integration and Batch services,” the job posting states. The ITM I manages and coordinates complex IT data migration activities among numerous client departmental systems and FI$Cal’s Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system, “including SFTP/MFTP services, tools, utilities and technologies. The ITM I also independently performs the most complex and difficult IT assignments and tasks.”

Desirable qualifications for the position, according to the job posting and duty statement, include:
  • Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) certification.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.
  • Experience in a large-scale (over $20 million) state ERP implementation project.
  • Experience in lead interface and conversion enterprise services.
  • Knowledge and experience in enterprise batch operations.
  • Knowledge of governmental functions and organization at the state level, including the legislative process.
  • Knowledge of the state budget process and the development of budget documents (e.g., Feasibility Study Reports, Budget Change Proposals, etc.).
  • Knowledge of the state’s IT reporting requirements, policies, and best practices.
  • Knowledge of database, middleware software and collaboration technologies.

The position has a monthly salary range of $8,381 to $11,231, and the application deadline is Sept. 7.

The Department of Water Resources (DWR) is seeking a senior storage and data protection engineer (IT specialist II) to be responsible for the implementation and management of storage and backup/recovery systems of DWR and the California Natural Resources Agency.

“This includes architecting, implementing, and operating the DWR/CNRA storage infrastructure in public, private and hybrid cloud environments as well as managing all remote storage sites throughout the DWR/CNRA statewide network,” the job posting says. “This critical position ensures the availability, reliability, scalability, and manageability of DWR and CNRA’s data storage and backup/recovery environment that supports the information technology infrastructure of DWR and CNRA in alignment with the department’s programs, strategic goals and business objectives.”

More information about the position can be found in the duty statement. The role has a monthly salary range of $7,700 to $10,318, and the application deadline is Sept. 2.

Covered California is recruiting for a workstation management lead (IT specialist II) to “plan, research, design and analyze workstation/device security architecture while leading a team of specialists responsible for identifying, installing, configuring and implementing Covered Cal’s desktop hardware as well as software technologies,” according to the job posting.

Among the criteria to be used in selecting the engineer are the following:

  • Ability to communicate effectively and in a professional manner; review, edit, evaluate, and prepare written documents to produce quality products; develop cooperative working relationships; and deal effectively with a variety of individuals, organizations, state agencies, local government and contractors.
  • Experience in desktop configuration, system security, and patching systems.
  • Experience with technology used by service desk: Ticket system, Active Directory, Azure AD, Microsoft 365.
  • Experience with tools such as SCCM, InTune, MEM, M365, and writing scripts.
  • Ability to lead and assist teams in projects and administration activities.
  • Microsoft 365 certified, MCSA, PowerShell.

More information is available in the duty statement. The position has a monthly salary range of $7,700 to $10,318, and the application deadline is Sept. 2.

The Office of Systems Integration, part of the California Health and Human Services Agency (CHHS), has extended its recruitment for a cyber defense adviser (IT specialist III) to serve as the CHHS cyber defense adviser to the California Cybersecurity Integration Center, part of the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES).

The adviser “will report directly to and receive most assignments from the California Cybersecurity Integration Center (Cal-CSIC) Cyber Operations branch chief,” the job posting states, adding that “direction and assignments may also come from a designated team lead.”

The adviser “will provide guidance and advice to the CHHS Agency on methods to investigate, document, and report on cybersecurity issues and emerging trends, and will provide actionable technical and tactical cyber information and intelligence to federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial governmental and private sector partners through ad hoc reports, briefings, and presentations,” the posting states. Additional information can be found in the duty statement.

The position has a monthly salary range of $8,488 to $11,375, and the recruitment will be ongoing until the position is filled.
Dennis Noone is Managing Editor of Techwire. He is a career journalist, having worked as a reporter and editor at small-town newspapers and major metropolitan dailies in California, Nevada, Texas and Virginia, including as an editor with USA Today in Washington, D.C. He lives in the Northern California foothills.